adamantane

noun ad·a·man·tane \ˌa-də-ˈman-ˌtān\

Definition of adamantane

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline high-melting hydrocarbon C10H16 having the carbon atoms of its skeleton in the same tricyclic pattern found in the space lattice of the diamond; symmetrical tricyclo-decane

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Origin and Etymology of adamantane

International Scientific Vocabulary 2adamant + -ane; probably originally formed as German adamantan


First Known Use: 1933


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